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Gender

Laurie Penny, Meat Market: Female Flesh Under Capitalism

Zero, 2011; 79pp; £6.99

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Pit props

Armpits 4 August ...

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Cynthia Cockburn, Anti-militarism: Political and Gender Dynamics of Peace Movements

Pluto Press, 2012; 320pp; £19.99

 

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Remaining at the edge

An examination of women's participation in formal and informal peace-building activities shows that in most cases women are excluded from formal peace negotiations. Anu Pillay argues that women's participation in designing strategies is essential in adding value to the process of negotiating peace, and reconstructing society after conflict.

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Sex and the peacekeeping soldier: the new UN resolution

In October, for the first time, the UN adopted a resolution on women, peace and security. Angela Mackay looks at how this may impact current UN peacekeeping operations and the relationship peacekeepers have with local women.

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Mixing it

So, we've heard the horror stories: mixed activism—with the men gallivanting about taking heroic action and the women staying on site, or choosing alternative forms of protest. Does mixed activism have to end up replicating patriarchal norms? Two activists from Trident Ploughshares discuss their experience.

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Claire Denis (dir), 'Beau Travail'

Artificial Eye Film Co, France 1998, UK video release 2000. Running time 90 mins [French with English subtitles].

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Cynthia Enloe, 'Maneuvers. The International Politics of Militarising Women's Lives'

University of California Press, 2000. 418 pp

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Cynthia Cockburn, 'The Space Between Us. Negotiating Gender and National Identities in Conflict'

Zed Books, 1998, 247 pp. £14.95/$25.00 (paper)

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Mai Ghoussoub & Emma Sinclair Webb (eds), 'Imagined Masculinities: Male Identities and Culture in the Modern Middle East'

Saqi Books, 2000. ISBN 0 86356 043. 294 pp

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